Archive for August 2013

Thoughts on the Peerage Announcement and the Reaction Thereto   5 comments

(Posting this here today rather than Facebook.  Tomorrow, Facebook.  Because I’m pissed, and rather ashamed that some of these people fight for my King.) I’ve seen a whole lot of butthurt coming out on my friends list, not just from the “People who are on my friends list because they’re in the SCA” but from […]

Posted August 23, 2013 by Wistric in Musings

Losing   3 comments

I’ve actually been meaning to write up my own Ruby Joust experiences since the day of, but haven’t quite been able to get a grip on it.  So here’s a shot… I lost.  By my own standard I fell very far short of what I expect to achieve.  I did not make it out of […]

Posted August 21, 2013 by Wistric in Musings

Questions for the Audience: Approaches to HMA   4 comments

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about this recently. These questions are getting at some pretty subtle distinctions, if they exist at all – I suspect Dante, given his trollish mien, might answer with a single word. Why do you study HMA? What is your goal? What’s the draw? Broadly, are you informing your […]

Posted August 16, 2013 by Ruairc in Musings

Convergent Evolution in Fencing Styles   4 comments

Convergent evolution: n, the appearance of apparently similar structures in organisms of different lines of descent. Essentially reaching the same solution derived from two different starting points. The advantages created by flight lead bats, birds, and butterflies to create wings.Visually the wings appear similar: large, thin shapes to help the creature fly, but structurally they […]

Posted August 4, 2013 by Letia in Italian Rapier

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